Orphan Black leads nominations for 2017 Canadian Screen Awards

Jan 17 2017, 6:19 pm

Orphan Black, Schitt’s Creek, and Kim’s Convenience are the main contenders for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards, which highlight the country’s best films and television shows over the past year.

The awards ceremony takes place on March 12 at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and Howie Mandel will host the event.

Orphan Black, starring Tatiana Maslany, leads the pack with 14 nominations. In September, Maslany won an Emmy for her role in the show. Orphan Black is going into its fifth and final season.

Comedy series Schitt’s Creek and Kim’s Convenience are also strong contenders with 13 and 11 nominations respectively. The full list of nominees can be found here.

Notable nominees for the  2017 Canadian Screen Awards include:


Best Motion Picture

  • Weirdos 
  • Those Who Make Revolution Halfway only Dig Their Own Graves 
  • Searchers 
  • Race 
  • Operation Avalanche 
  • Old Stone 
  • It’s Only the End of the World 
  • Hello Destroyer 
  • Before the Streets 
  • Bad Seeds 

Best actor in a leading role 

  • Jared Abrahamson- Hello Destroyer
  • Gang Chen- Old Stone 
  • Stephan James- Race 
  • Lawrence Barry- Riverhead 
  • Andrew Gillis-Werewolf

Best actress in a leading role 

  • Carmen Ejogo- Born to be Blue
  • Nathalie Doummar- Boundaries (Pays)
  • Sasha K. Gordon- Natasha
  • Tatiana Maslany- The Other Half
  • Bhreagh MacNeil- Werewolf


Best drama series 

  • 19-2
  • Blood & Water
  • Orphan Black 
  • This Life 
  • Vikings 

Best comedy series

  • Kim’s Convenience 
  • Letterkenny
  • Mohawk Girls
  • Mr. D
  • Schitt’s Creek 

Best reality/ competition series 

  • The Amazing Race Canada
  • Big Brother Canada 
  • Canada’s Smartest Person 
  • Knock Kock Ghost 
  • Masterchef Canada
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